Green Chili Beer - Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
2.38/5 rDev -27%
The beer pours clean, with an enticing smell, and unique taste. However, the clarity and aroma are an abrupt contrast to the flavor of the beer.
Note: This is my only tasting of a chili beer. Please take note, that it could be an entire dislike for the style, rather than the merits of this style of beer.
07-30-2014 03:08:29 | More by WoodJRx
3.94/5 rDev +20.9%
Reviewed from notes taken 5/29/14
Deep amber color with a thin, clinging white head. Peppery smell with a bit of smokey character. Taste reflected a peppery base upfront yet relatively mild overall; light grain flavor. Medium bodied with a slightly coarse feel; crisp, clean, and dry finish.
A good, respectable chili beer. The pepper heat starts somewhat slowly then builds in intensity. Nice combination and blending of pepper heat and gentle malt flavors. Pairs nicely with their bayou chicken/sausage pasta dish.
06-17-2014 17:40:18 | More by beergoot
District of Columbia
3.2/5 rDev -1.8%
On draft at the source. The beer is light orange and mildly hazy with a thin white collar. The aroma does indeed offer a healthy dose of green chilies. The flavor is one dimensional, with a light body and ample green chilies throughout. No heat or burn in the finish, which I was expecting. A fun beer to sample, and well done for what it is. I like green chilies, so it's likely that I enjoyed this more than the average consumer. Worth a try.
09-04-2012 00:36:09 | More by Huhzubendah
2.25/5 rDev -31%
I had this on tap at Flat Branch.
My colleague ordered this one and I had to try it. It was a murky sort of yellow with white head. The smell is that of, well, chillis, and alcohol.
The taste is more or less the same as the smell. I honestly almost gagged as this hit my tongue and went down my throat. Perhaps one of the most unpleasant beers I've tasted.
Overall this is a big miss. I would not, could not, drink this beer again.
06-14-2011 18:25:52 | More by Northsider
3.48/5 rDev +6.7%
A. Bright and inviting, and still slightly cloudy. Decent carbonation, that fades quickly.
S. Some initial malt sweetness before the chili takes over. It kind of has a "ballpark nachos with jalapenos" smell to it.
T. Light and smooth, the chili's bark is worse than its bite- which is good. Just enough chili to dominate without taking over completely.
M. Light but a little chewy, it does not burn like I feared it would.
D. Good for what it is, but not my cup of tea. It is not offensive in any way.
06-22-2010 17:09:45 | More by hopstradamus
3.08/5 rDev -5.5%
On-tap at the brewpub. This appears clear and blonde. To keep this simple, which is easy for this brew, this tastes like crisp green bell peppers in a glass. It doesn't taste like hot peppers like other chile beers, just greenhouse bell peppers. There isn't enough malt to balance out the pepper and the pepper isn't terribly tasty. It's worth a try, but not a good session beer.
10-31-2009 06:47:03 | More by tempest
3.95/5 rDev +21.2%
While I'm waiting for my beer to warm up, I might as well plug in some reviews I scratched down...
Growler at Pete's RB Spring Gathering. Thanks Dorothy. :P
Slightly unsettling, muggy yellow color. Wisp of pasty white head.
Raw jalapeno nose singled out among a muddled produce section of smells.
Taste is straight up corn tortillas, itchy malt, with just a nip of jalapenos & brighter green Italian peppers lingering on the follow-through.
Spritzy carbonation, doughy, & slightly metallic. Chewy?
Lots of fun. :)
10-08-2009 04:03:40 | More by PEBKAC
4/5 rDev +22.7%
Growler at PPRBSG09. This was actually one of my favorite beers of the whole gathering! Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of salsa and tortilla chips. Flavor is largely tortilla chips with a slightly spicy finish. Not really spicy at all (and I'm very sensitive to spices). This is a great beer! If you like tortillas and salsa (like I do), then you'll enjoy this beer! So drinkable too.
07-11-2009 15:33:32 | More by LilBeerDoctor
2.93/5 rDev -10.1%
Pours a clear golden color. !/5 inch head with decent retention and decent lacing. Smells strongly of pepper and not much else. Fits the style of a Chile Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with noticeable spiciness. High carbonation level is present. Tastes strongly of peppers and not much else. There is a slightly sweet malt background, but that's it. Overall, it is noticeably peppery, but lacks other beer subtleties.
02-13-2009 02:37:11 | More by Tone
2.53/5 rDev -22.4%
I have had some pepper beers before and enjoyed them so I can honestly say I went into drinking this beer with an open mind. I have to say do not judge all pepper beers on this one. The key to a pepper beer is they are best when paired with food.
Appearance: It had a gold body with some slight carbonation bubbles. This beer had very thin head and lace.
Smell: It had a bitter pepper aroma.
Taste: It tasted like brewer took pepper sauce from a steak house. The one that is like vinegar with peppers floating in it and poured it into a beer. There is a vinegar sour/bitter taste to this beer.
Mouthfeel: Another thin watery beer from these guys.
Drinkability: I guess it would be more drinkable if paired with the right food but tha maybe this beers only savior.
11-09-2008 12:14:24 | More by MTNboy
Green Chili Beer from Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.